Cybercrimes have become more prevalent over the recent years because of the ease of access the internet has provided to people across the world. Computer hacking is a term used to describe many different cybercrimes causing a wide range of damage to the victim. Depending on the nature of the cybercrime and how many victims were involved, the crime may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.
Computer Hacking/Cybercrimes include, but are not limited to:
- Packet sniffing
- Saving an illegal photo or media to your hard drive
- Distributing copyrighted electronic information
- Using an old access code to retrieve your work email from an ex-employer
- Conducting illegal business activities over the internet
- Breaking into computers to fraudulently obtain information such as bank account numbers or social security numbers
- Spreading a computer virus
You can be charged with computer hacking for anything that is in violation of computer law. If you have been accused of or charged with a computer hacking crime, it is important to obtain legal counsel immediately. Because it is easy to victimize a wide range of people regardless of physical location, cybercrimes are often tried through the federal court. Cybercrime attorney Zachary C. Holbrook, P.C. in Utah strategizes and protects your reputation to keep you out of jail. He facilitates every part of your defense including plea bargains, reduced or revoked charges, reduced sentencing, and the right to a fair trial.